January Recap

We are just over one month in to 2017 and I am starting to feel better about my year already. January went pretty well as it comes to my goals for this year, and I am excited to keep it up. Here is a quick update on my goals.

Get In The Habit of Working Out

I did not quite make my goal of making a habit of exercising 3 times per week. I am headed into our less busy season at work, and I am excited to get going with this one. In January, (according to my Fitbit app), I exercised 10 times. This is a big improvement, but February is going to be the month when I do it!

Eat for Health

I have been doing a good job this year of trying to eat for health. I think what helps most is logging everything in MyFitnessPal. The app syncs with my Fitbit application and I get extra calories when I work out. On days that I do not have time to exercise, or don’t make it a priority, I have to limit my calories to meet my goal. According to my app, I logged my meals on 21 of 31 days in January and of those days and met the calorie goal 10 of those days. That does not sound great, however as of today, I have lost 6 pounds since January 1st! I am hoping to improve my diet more this month and see how it pays off!

Branch Out

I have been slacking a bit on branching out, but am excited to try a few new things this month. In January, I signed up and went to a makeup class at Sephora. I loved it! I have signed up for 2 more classes this month. In February, I have also scheduled an appointment at an eyebrow salon, which I am pretty excited for. A couple of things that I would like to do this month are: try a new fitness class and to try a new coffee shop!

Drink for Enjoyment

If I have improved most in one area, I think that this is it. I used to have a glass of wine (or 3) almost every evening and would tend to go out with friends and have several drinks at least once every weekend. I have almost fully cut out drinks during the week – With exception of a glass of wine here and there with dinner and some drinks for events with friends. I have already noticed that I feel better. This is even more apparent when I wake up after I have had a glass of wine or two. I still like having drinks with friends and drinks with dinner, but now I don’t feel like I need to do it every day.

That’s that for the month of January. I will check in again at the end of the month!

 

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New Year, New You

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New Year, New You! No matter how cliche this sounds, this year is going to be the year that I make it true. This week was the first week of 2017, I am working towards my goals to be sure that I reach them this year. I am planning to write an update each week so that I can keep myself honest and keep track of how I’m doing — New Year, New ME!

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Get in the Habit of Working Out

  • Make working out a priority. At least 3 times per week.
  • Try at least 3 fitness related events

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Eat for Health

  • Eat 3 meals and 1 snack per day using the 80/20 rule. (17/4 Meals, 6/1 Snacks)

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Branch Out

  • Try new types of fitness classes
  • Try a new restaurant, coffee shop, or bar every other week.
  • Attend at least 6 foodie events.
  • Learn to cook something new at least once per month.
  • Learn to make 3 cocktails
  • Start a blog

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Drink for Enjoyment 

I really did not want to make negative goals this year. The purpose of this is really to limit caffeine and alcohol. In 2016, I did a decent job of limiting my coffee and soda intake, alcohol is really the one things that is left that I have not limited at this point. I spend too much money (and calories) on booze, so I am going to work to drink for enjoyment rather than just to be social or (even worse) just to get drunk. When I drink this year, I want to drink to enjoy events, friends, and even to full enjoy the drink itself! Wish me luck!

  • Drink 1 thermos or less of coffee per day with 1 day bi-weekly as an exception.
  • Drink soda water instead of soda. Limit to 1 soda or less bi-weekly.
  • Limit alcohol to 7 drinks per week with a once per month exception.

Getting Started

Tomorrow is the first day of 2017. Last year, I set some goals for 2016 – This year, I’m going to actually try to achieve them. I titled this site “Good Better Best”, because I am happy with the person that I am and who I have become in my adult life, but there are still things that I have goals to make better. I also know that even when I reach these goals in 2017, there will be other things that I am striving for. We should always continue to work to be our best, and that is the jist of what I resolve to do. In 2017, I resolve to go from Good to Better, while continuing to set goals to be my best. Happy New Year!